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Crime and Safety in Ripponden

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Ripponden is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 28th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ripponden in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 150% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ripponden is the 265th safest small town, and the 3,905th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Ripponden are violence and sexual offences, with 162 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 24% higher than 2020's figure of 123 offences and a difference of 4.98 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Ripponden's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Ripponden 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

115% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

70% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ripponden is 115% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 70% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ripponden Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ripponden represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Ripponden

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145353
202039304
201940312
201847371
201734270
201637292

Crime in Ripponden Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ripponden This Year

 RippondenWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12315.7137,27115.98 1.7% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131,8150.78 500% safer
Burglary263.3211,8695.09 53% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson202.5525,78711.06 334% safer
Drugs60.777,8663.37 338% safer
Other Crime131.666,2402.68 61% safer
Other Theft283.5817,2507.40 107% safer
Possession of Weapons20.262,1340.91 250% safer
Public Order486.1337,73016.18 164% safer
Robbery10.132,2520.97 646% safer
Shoplifting70.8912,8335.50 518% safer
Theft From the Person10.132,2220.95 631% safer
Vehicle Crime384.8513,2225.67 17% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16220.69122,10552.35 153% safer

Ripponden Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Crigglestone868.78414% safer
Denby Dale71142.536% safer
Alwoodley37543.393.9% safer
Ripponden35345.09-
Silsden40548.467% more dangerous
Garforth74251.3012% more dangerous
Otley74954.3517% more dangerous
Ackworth43554.7218% more dangerous
Ilkley82255.5019% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ripponden

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Recent Crimes in Ripponden

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ripponden RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Spinners HollowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lower Mill Bank RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brook Grains LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near St John'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jubilee TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Back LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ripponden RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near StoneleaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Regal DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Stones DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upper Brig RoydUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near The Old SawmillsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hob LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ripponden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour661516 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.130.130.13 Safer
Burglary9653.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.23.44.02.6 Safer
Drugs0.130.511.40.77 Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.641.31.7 Getting worse
Other Theft3.33.71.33.6 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.130.260.26 Getting worse
Public Order3.23.65.06 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.26-0.13 Safer
Shoplifting-0.510.130.89 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.26--0.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime64.04.64.8 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences22171621 Getting worse

Changes In Ripponden's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ripponden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ripponden45.09-
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0550% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Ripponden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ripponden, Rishworth & Barkisland43950First

Crime in Ripponden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ripponden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Ripponden saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Ripponden saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 75% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+200%+600%+114%+100%+250%+100%-13%+225%+50%
Burglary-60%-33%+200%--50%-75%-33%-20%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%-33%-+300%----+200%+100%
Drugs--50%-----+100%--
Other Crime-----50%-----
Other Theft-----67%---+100%+100%
Public Order+200%+200%-33%+100%-60%+150%-33%---
Vehicle Crime-50%-+100%-+50%+200%+100%-63%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%-53%-38%-11%+10%+300%-17%-29%-29%+60%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ripponden

What police force serves Ripponden?
Ripponden's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Ripponden?
Ripponden is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Yorkshire.

What is Ripponden's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ripponden are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Ripponden?
Ripponden's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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